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Super Mario Bros 3: The Rainbow Realms 2 [RELEASED]
« on: April 19, 2020, 09:07:05 pm »
The Rainbow Realms 2


Title screen courtesy of KP9000

Hey friends! Over the last 18 months, I've been working on a sequel to The Rainbow Realms, which was my first hack release. This hack is being made in a similar vein: a focus on creative and interesting level design, and colourful palettes. The difficulty curve is aimed at being fair but challenging, deviating from modern kaizo-style hacks.

For those who played my first hack, you should expect a similar vibe, with perhaps a slightly more polished style of design and a few less puzzles ;)

Anyhow, the first six worlds are mostly complete, with work currently being made on world 7 and 8. Here are a few screenshots.

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RustRazed Ridge - (100% complete)



Peacock Prairies - (100% complete)



The Ice Fields - (100% complete)



Muncher Valley - (90% complete)



Aquatic Wonderland - (90% complete)



Butterscotch Falls - (80% complete)



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And for those who wish to see some demo videos:

World 1-3 Demo
World 4-6 Demo

Thanks for viewing! I'll keep this thread updated when I make some more progress ;)
« Last Edit: August 06, 2020, 12:32:05 am by bluecrush »

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Re: Super Mario Bros 3: The Rainbow Realms 2
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2020, 09:13:48 am »
Loved the first Rainbow Realms. Psyched for more! Looks great so far.

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Re: Super Mario Bros 3: The Rainbow Realms 2
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2020, 04:44:36 pm »
Wanted to say bravo on the first Rainbow Realms as well. It was so refreshing to see a true "vanilla" hack that aspired to do what the original did so well: make creative levels in themed worlds. Very happy to see you're doing more of this. Keep up the excellent work!
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Re: Super Mario Bros 3: The Rainbow Realms 2
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2020, 06:31:27 pm »
awesome. rainbow realms rules, best mario 3 hack ive ever played.

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Re: Super Mario Bros 3: The Rainbow Realms 2
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2020, 09:37:42 pm »
I second werewolf. Just from the pictures this looks good.

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Re: Super Mario Bros 3: The Rainbow Realms 2
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2020, 10:28:55 pm »
The first was one of my favorite romhacks to keep on my Power Pak. Can't wait for the sequel!

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Re: Super Mario Bros 3: The Rainbow Realms 2
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2020, 05:52:14 am »
Awesome. Looking really fun so far!

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2020, 06:32:15 am »
Hey, I've been playing Rainbow Realms 1. Man, it's hard. A lot of levels you have to know them before hand so you have to do them over and over until you get it. For a game like this, it would be great to have the save feature for those using hardware. Would it be possible to make this compatible with SMB3_Battery Hack? Thanks.

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Re: Super Mario Bros 3: The Rainbow Realms 2
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2020, 06:38:20 pm »
Rainbow Realms 1 was good and easy on the eyes. Looks like this is following in sync. The rom and save file are on my computer in storage though so I haven't finished it yet.
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Re: Super Mario Bros 3: The Rainbow Realms 2
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2020, 06:28:00 pm »
Hey, I've been playing Rainbow Realms 1. Man, it's hard. A lot of levels you have to know them before hand so you have to do them over and over until you get it. For a game like this, it would be great to have the save feature for those using hardware. Would it be possible to make this compatible with SMB3_Battery Hack? Thanks.

I'm aiming for a *slightly* easier experience this time around, with a few less puzzle levels (which seemed to be where a lot of the difficulty stemmed from). I hadn't considered users playing on hardware, so I'll consider that feature this time around.

Thanks for the feedback;)

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Re: Super Mario Bros 3: The Rainbow Realms 2
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2020, 09:28:46 pm »
In addition to the save feature, the ability to go back to a level that you've already cleared would be nice since there are a lot of secrets throughout. It would be nice if you added these to the original Rainbow realms too. Thanks.

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Re: Super Mario Bros 3: The Rainbow Realms 2
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2020, 07:44:39 pm »
World 7's level have mostly been completed. Just a light polish here and there and the overworld map left to do.

Cotton Candy Cloudwalk:



Still have patches of world 8 to complete, and lots of random technical things I've been putting off;)

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Re: Super Mario Bros 3: The Rainbow Realms 2
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2020, 07:50:24 pm »
Loving the pics, can't wait to play it when it's done.  ;)

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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2020, 09:57:44 pm »
It's looking good. Yes, it'd be nice to have more levels that are designed with having goomba's shoe and hammer bros. suit. Original smb3 had like 1 level for each, that was kind of a letdown. Also, as an idea, it would be amazing to be able to have goomba's shoe as an item in the inventory.

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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2020, 05:35:57 pm »
so GOOD, RR1 was a masterpiece, this is looking like one as well.

i love how the themes of the worlds permeate every level, the color scheme and art-style just make RR1 one of the ELITE SMB3 hacks as far as i'm concerned. maybe even better than 3Mix for me.

GREATLY looking forward to this.

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Re: Super Mario Bros 3: The Rainbow Realms 2
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2020, 12:31:31 am »
I've finally completed and released Rainbow Realms 2 - you can find it uploaded here!

Thanks to everyone for all their encouraging words along the way. There was a more thorough beta-testing phase this time around, so hopefully this is the final cut. But as usual, please report any bugs/glitches to me.

Enjoy!

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Re: Super Mario Bros 3: The Rainbow Realms 2 [RELEASED]
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2020, 01:16:58 am »
Awesome! Thanks.

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Re: Super Mario Bros 3: The Rainbow Realms 2 [RELEASED]
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2020, 04:09:02 am »
Thank you! Your work is refreshingly pure quality.

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Re: Super Mario Bros 3: The Rainbow Realms 2
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2020, 04:47:22 am »
I've finally completed and released Rainbow Realms 2 - you can find it uploaded here!

Thanks to everyone for all their encouraging words along the way. There was a more thorough beta-testing phase this time around, so hopefully this is the final cut. But as usual, please report any bugs/glitches to me.

Enjoy!

 ;)Yesterday I've enjoyed RR2 with friends in 3 hours. :beer:How amazing! :woot!:e.g.3-6,4-chomper,5-3,6-dungeon,7-3,7-dungeon,8-map,8-dungeon :thumbsup:

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Re: Super Mario Bros 3: The Rainbow Realms 2 [RELEASED]
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2020, 12:10:12 pm »
I have free time today so I'm gonna give this bad boy a spin. :D